More than 400 people contributed to the Hastings Driver Reviver across three decades.
A farewell volunteer morning tea in Port Macquarie on Saturday, May 18 thanked the volunteers for their dedication.
About 120 volunteers attended the morning tea.
The Hastings Driver Reviver closed down after the Easter holidays.
SES northern zone deputy commander Anthony Day recognised the work of the volunteers over many years.
He said the driver reviver centre had a long and fruitful relationship with the SES.
Hastings Driver Reviver was launched in 1989 at the Billabong Nature Park with the basic facilities of a van, portaloo and tent.
The centre become quite busy. A public meeting was staged and a steering committee established.
Volunteers came from far and wide.
The centre moved to the Fernbank Creek Road site at Christmas 1990 and in the early years it served up to 10,000 people.
Mr Day said the centre continued to grow and provided a valuable service.
The centre catered to about 45,000 visitors in its heyday.
Mr Day said the volunteer contribution was great evidence of the community support within the Port Macquarie area.
Mr Day thanked the volunteers on behalf of the SES and acknowledged the sponsors over the years.
The morning tea also recognised the late Gordon Toms who was elected deputy coordinator in 1990, subsequently became coordinator and continued in that role until his death in 2018.
The late Dorothy Sargeant, who did the rosters for 15 years, was also acknowledged.
Hastings Driver Reviver acting coordinator Robert Toms said all the volunteers were fantastic people to work with.
He acknowledged the volunteers from those who worked the late night and early morning shifts to the committee members and long-time contributors.
Northern Region traffic operations coordinator Sergeant Paul Dilley said the volunteers' contribution was appreciated.
"It is amazing what can happen when good people stand up and today marks 30 years," he said.
The Roads and Maritime Services has also thanked the volunteers.
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